The overarching question imparting urgency to this exploration is: Can U.S.-Russian contention in cyberspace cause the two nuclear superpowers to stumble into war? In considering this question we were constantly reminded of recent comments by a prominent U.S. arms control expert: At least as dangerous as the risk of an actual cyberattack, he observed, is cyber operations’ “blurring of the line between peace and war.” Or, as Nye wrote, “in the cyber realm, the difference between a weapon and a non-weapon may come down to a single line of code, or simply the intent of a computer program’s user.”
Lorenzo Albala M.D. is an emergency medicine physician at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH). Dr. Albala grew up in a rural mountain town in Northwest Italy and completed a Master's degree in Biomedical Engineering before continuing on to Harvard Affiliated Emergency Medicine Residency.
With a background in biomedical engineering, his approach to medicine is one of innovation and problem-solving. Dr. Albala has always had an immense respect for the therapeutic effect of nature and is passionate about wilderness medicine education. He has worked as an instructor for medical student courses and has developed novel resident physician wilderness medicine curricula. His current work leverages digital media to foster both safety and respect for austere environments. Starting in summer 2022, Dr. Albala will work in northwest Alaska, exploring the impact of wilderness medicine education as a tool to create climate resiliency.